Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a very serious sleep disorder that involves frequent pauses to your breathing throughout the night. Without adequate treatment, sleep apnea can cause problems with exhaustion, high blood pressure, type two diabetes complications and even increase your risk of stroke and heart disease. Treatment doesn’t always involve an uncomfortable CPAP machine, since there is an oral appliance you can wear that works just as effectively.

Why might you need treatment for Sleep Apnea?

If you have recently had a sleep study and were diagnosed with sleep apnea, we can begin the treatment that you need. By having treatment available, you’re less likely to deal with the side effects of this serious sleep-related condition. Our goal is to get you to breathe easier at night with the help of an oral appliance. This appliance works to open your airway naturally and comfortably, making it easier for you to breathe throughout the night.

What makes you a good candidate for Sleep Apnea treatment?

Most people who have sleep apnea will benefit from an oral device that is specifically designed to treat the condition. This appliance is custom fitted to your mouth to ensure it’s comfortable and works appropriately. The device works effectively at opening your airway so that you can breathe freely at night. The appliance may even help to prevent and stop snoring.

What can you expect with treatment for Sleep Apnea?

You will first come in and have impressions taken. These impressions are used to create the oral appliance that you’ll wear to treat sleep apnea. The appliance is fitted and adjusted if you are finding it to be uncomfortable. You will be instructed on how to wear the appliance. It has to be worn nightly so that it is effective at treating the sleep apnea. You will need to clean your oral appliance daily and have it replaced as it begins to show signs of wear and tear.

If you have sleep apnea and are looking for adequate treatment, call our office today and we can get you in for an appointment.